Things To Do Indoors


Pop-up Cinema Hire – Already a Great Success

Chris Tinson was looking for ideas to entertain his children during the first lockdown, the result of which is his company Home Cinema Hire Leeds – and it seems it’s likely to become a national franchise. Chris said: “By the end of lockdown 1, like many families, we had tried every physical and virtual game […] Leeds Living …


The Creative Doodle Book Project

Bradford’s Mind The Gap Theatre Company has partnered with York St John University to develop a creative, hands-on resource. The joint digital arts ‘Creative Doodle Book’ Project is destined to support community groups and give vulnerable and marginalised people access to the arts and to creativity. Matthew Reason, Professor of Theatre & Performance at the […] Leeds Living …


JAMROCK – brighten up winter with a taste of the Caribbean

When it’s cold and dark it’s good to be reminded of sunshine. It is no coincidence that the BBC schedules Death in Paradise, set on a Caribbean island, for January. It was a similar mindset that drew me to the pink neon of JAMROCK, the new Caribbean restaurant and bar on Calls Lane.  On entering, I imagined friends sipping rum cocktails at […] Leeds Living …


Sela Bar at Home

With restaurants in Leeds closed to eat-in diners owing to COVID restrictions, many have continued to offer takeaway meals. Some have also started offering DIY restaurant kits, providing a fun date night idea or a great way to celebrate at home. I have enjoyed a few takeaways over the last few months, but I hadn’t […] Leeds Living …



Fidelio, Opera North Live-Stream

Despite a somewhat fragmented production, and while lacking the magic of live theatre, the beauty and spirit of Beethoven’s great opera come across clearly in this performance. Opera North live-streamers gathered together (albeit separately) once again on Saturday 12 December for a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio. This performance, rather than being a fully-staged opera, was a […] Leeds Living …


Thai Aroy Dee: If you know, you know

In normal times, the four walls of Thai Aroy Dee are nothing short of a haven. Surrounded by twinkling lights, strips of tinsel (present all year) the scraping of wooden chairs and the happy shouts of fellow diners nearing the end of their second bottle of Sainsbury’s own prosecco, this is the place for joyful […] Leeds Living …


Burn Bright’s Better in Person

This digitally commissioned anthology returns via Zoom on 14 December at 8 p.m. in a northern-centric instalment. Five talented women writers capture the reality of the north in an eye opener brought to you in partnership with Hull Truck Theatre, Live Theatre, Octagon Theatre and the Stephen Joseph Theatre. The writers – Shannon Barker, Olivia […] Leeds Living …


The Aftermath – The Piece Hall, Northern Broadsides and Northern Rascals.

My teenage daughter and I watched the amazing performance of The Aftermath, a Northern Broadsides, Northern Rascals and Piece Hall production. The Aftermath, choreographed by Anna Holmes and Sam Ford from Northern Rascals, is an open-air dance theatre piece exploring the passion of Calderdale youth in the age of COVID-19. It is performed by 20 professional […] Leeds Living …